President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) Nasr al-Hariri sent a legal memorandum to the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, regarding the PYD militia’s deadly attack on Al-Shifaa Hospital in Afrin and the crackdown on peaceful demonstrators in the town of Manbij.
Al-Hariri enclosed the memorandum with a list of the names of the victims and wounded of the terrorist attack on Afrin, as well as the names of the victims of the brutal crackdown on peaceful demonstrations in Manbij.
“Evidence confirms the involvement of PYD terrorist militias in hostile terrorist operations, in which explosives are used professionally, continuously and systematically, targeting civilians in opposition areas to disrupt efforts to build security, peace and stability in the region, and to divert attention from joint efforts in implementing the standards of the rule of law, and strengthening human rights,” al-Hariri said.
Al-Hariri stressed that “the PYD terrorist militia continue systematically in arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance, torture, liquidation, assault on the people’s money and property, and in the recruitment of children.”
He pointed to the widespread popular frustration among the Syrians in the Self-Administration areas imposed on them by force of arms. He also pointed to the rampant corruption among the leaders and arms of the PYD.
He called for “enrolling our memorandum in the documents of the United Nations, distribute it to Member States, and refer it to the relevant UN bodies and agencies to take the necessary action.”
He also called for condemning the massacres and grave violations committed by the PYD militia and take the necessary measures to stop them, bring justice to the victims, and hold the perpetrators to account.
Moreover, al-Hariri called on the international anti-ISIS coalition to stop any military or political support for the PYD militia, and to restore the heavy weapons delivered by the international coalition to the PYD, which were used by them to commit massive and systematic violations of human rights.
He also called for working to protect the housing and property rights of absentees and residents, and guarantee a direct effective guarantee of the safe and voluntary return of refugees from the eastern region to their homes.
Furthermore, al-Hariri called for protecting the oil wells and the wealth and resources of the Syrian people in the eastern region, and harness them to secure humanitarian aid to all Syrians in all regions.
Finally, he called for supporting the SOC’s initiative to run the region by its people, in a manner that ensures the achievement of security and peace, and that abides by international law. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)